Hey, I'm Robin Nilsson, developer at Thatsup. Read the blog, check out my Github and be sure to get in touch if you want to chat.

June 19, 2021

My digital nomad packing list

The new normal is boosting the number of remote workers, and it is here to stay! 🥳 If you are a traveling remote worker, you'll want to consider using one carry-on size backpack for all of your stuff. They are usually up to around 40L depending on the...


August 28, 2019

5 MacOS tips to boost your productivity

Reducing the time doing stuff you do regularly is necessary if you want to get shit done. It's called being productive. Start small and find shortcuts to the thing you do the most. Next level is automating predictive tasks. But that's for another post....


August 23, 2019

ÅÄÖ characters in Eloquent Sluggable

In Sweden, we have three letters that might look weird to you: Å, Ä and Ö, so this post is mainly for Swedes. Usually, you don't want to use these characters in, for example, slugs. Therefore most slug generators will translate Å to A, Ä to A and...


May 20, 2019

An awesome tool to find domain names

Domain names are in high demand and it's a huge business buying and selling them. To find your own domain name can be super difficult if not impossible. I recently discovered that you can use a more advanced search at Namecheap. They call it Beast mode...


January 6, 2019

Custom 404 page for Jigsaw in Laravel Forge

This site is built with Tightens Jigsaw and runs on Laravel Forge. The 404 page did not work out of the box. Tighten tells you to add error_page 404 /404; to the Nginx config. That is true. But it does not work in Forge. The solution is to...


August 20, 2018

Pretty PHP dumps using highlight_string()

This is a nice little trick if you’re sick of the almost impossible to read var_dump. And it should come out something like this. Nice, eh?


January 6, 2019

Cloudflare actually slows your website down

So I've almost always used Cloudflare for my personal websites. Recently I started asking my self why? Is it better than just a DNS? I don't need the security, DDOS protection, caching, auto minify...


December 23, 2018

Custom 404 Pages

This starter template includes a custom 404 Not Found error page, located at /source/404.blade.php. To preview the 404 page, you can visit /404 in your browser....


September 27, 2018

About my domain name

I get a lot of reactions from people about my domain name. Everyone from the guy at the bank to fellow developers. No, I wasn't fast enough to register it. I was probably like ten when it was...


August 3, 2018

Fetch media from production to local environment

Why download images and other heavy resources to your local computer, when you have them available to the public? This does not only save space on your local hard drive. It saves a lot of time...